Director: Klimley


Portrait by Stanley Klimley.

A. Peter Klimley

Position: Adjunct Associate Professor

Professional Address:

TEL: (707) 752-5830 (OFFICE/LABORATORY)
TEL: (707) 752-4154 (FAX)

Email: spam free email link to Pete Klimley


1982: Ph.D. Marine Biology - Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, California.
Dissertation: Social organization of schools of scalloped hammerhead sharks, Sphyrna lewini (Griffith and Smith), in the Gulf of California.
Committee: Bradbury, J., W. Evans, W. Heiligenburg, D. Nelson, and R. Rosenblatt (Chairman).

1976: M.S. Biological Oceanography - Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida.
Thesis: Analysis of acoustic stimulus properties underlying withdrawal in adult lemon sharks, Negaprion brevirostris (Poey).
Chairman: Myrberg, Jr., A.

1970: B.S. Zoology - State University of New York, Stony Brook, New York.

Research Interests:

The role of sensory physiology in orientation, predator-prey interactions, ultrasonic tracking and telemetry


Dr. Hammerhead, NOVA/PBS Web Page, research featured and questions about shark biology answered [see hammerhead.asp].

Swimming toward school
of hammerhead sharks.

Recent Scientific Articles

135. Hoyos-Padilla, E.M., F. Galván-Magaña, and A.P. Klimley. In press. Movement patterns of juvenile and adult white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) at Guadalupe Island, Mexico. Marine Biology, in press.
134. Kavet, R., M. Wyman, and P. Klimley. 2016. Modeling magnetic fields from a DC power cable buried beneath San Francisco Bay based on empirical measurements. PLoS ONE, 11 (2): 1-21; doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0148543
133. Michel, Cyril, Ammann, A.J, S.T. Lindley, P.T. Sandstrom, E.D. Chapman, M.J. thomas, G.P. Singer, A.P. Klimley, and R.B. MacFarlane. 2015. Chinook salmon outmigration survival in wet and dry years in California’s Sacramento River. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 72: 1749-1759.
132. Klimley, A.P., E.D. Chapman, J.J. Cech, Jr., D.E. Cocherell, N.A. Fangue, M. Gingras, Z. Jackson, E.A. Miller, E.A. Mora, J.B. Poletto, A.M. Schreier, A. Seecholtz, K.J. Sulak, M.J. Thomas, D. Woodbury, and M.T. Wyman. 2015. Sturgeon in the Sacramento-San Joaquin watershed: new insights to support conservation and management. San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science, 13: 1-19.
131. Mora, E.A., R. Battleson, S.A. Lindley, and A.P. Klimley. 2015. Estimating the abundance and distribution of Green Sturgeon using a DIDSON acoustic camera. North American Journal of Fisheries Management, 35: 557-566.
130. Klimley, A.P., D. Acuña, R. Arauz, S. Bessudo, E. Espinosa, J.R. Green, H. Guzman, A. Hearn, M. Hoyos, J. Ketchum, C. Peñeherrera, G. Shillinger, and G. Soler. 2015. Shark trails in the Eastern Pacific. American Scientist, 103: 276-283.
129. Richert, J.E., F. Galvan, A.P. Klimley. 2015. The use of nitrogen stable isotopes in the study of migratory fishes and pelagic marine ecosystems in the Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean. Marine Biology, 162: 1099-1110.
128. Kanive, P., J. Rotella, S.J. Jorgensen, T.K. Chapple, S.D. Anderson, A.P. Klimley, and B.A. Block. 2015. Estimating apparent survival of sub-sdult and adult white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) in Central California using mark-recapture methods. Frontiers in Marine Science, 2 (9): 1-9.
127. Chapman, E.D., Hearn, A.R., G.P. Singer, W.N Brostoff, P.E. LaCivita, and A.P. Klimley. 2014. Movements of out-migrating steelhead smolts through the San Francisco Bay Estuary. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 98: 1069-1080; DOI 10.1007/s10641-014-0341-9;
126. Poletto, J.B., D.E. Cocherell, N. Ho, J.J. Cech, Jr., A.P. Klimley, and N.A. Fangue. 2014. Juvenile green sturgeon (Acipenser medirostris) and white sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus) behavior near water-diversion fish screens: experiments in a laboratory swimming flume. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences,71: 1030–1038 (2014); DOI: 10.1139/cjfas-2013-0556;
125. Steel, A.E., A.R. Hearn, and A.P. Klimley. 2014. Performance of an ultrasonic telemetry positioning system under varied environmental conditions. Animal Biotelemetry. 2 (15) 1-17;
124. Klimley, A.P. 2014. Animal Biotelemetry: First Anniversary. Animal Biotelemetry, 2:1-6; DOI: 10.1186/2050-3385-2-6;
123. Ketchum, J.T, A. Hearn, A., A.P. Klimley., C. Peñaherrera, E. Espinosa, S. Bessudo, G. Soler, R. Arauz. 2014. Inter-island movements of scalloped hammerhead sharks (Sphyrna lewini) and seasonal connectivity in a marine protected area of the eastern tropical Pacific. Marine Biology; 161 (4): 939-951; DOI 10.1007/s00227-014-2393-y;
122. Ketchum, J.T., A. Hearn, A.P. Klimley, C. Peñaherrera, E. Espinoza., S. Bessudo, G. Soler, and R. Arauz. 2014. Seasonal changes in movements and habitat preferences of the scalloped hammerhead shark (Sphyrna lewini) while refuging near an oceanic island Marine Biology, 161 (4): 755-767; DOI: 10.1007/s00227-013-2375-5;
121. Campana, S.E., A.T. Fisk, and A. P. Klimley. 2013. Movements of Arctic and northwest Atlantic Greenland sharks (Somniosus microcephalus) monitored with archival satellite pop-up tags suggest long-range migrations Deep Sea Biology, 115: 109-115; DOI:10.1016/ j.dsr2.2013. 11.001;
120. Hoyos-Padilla, E.M., J.T. Ketchum, A.P. Klimley, and F. Galván-Magaña,. 2014. Ontogenetic migration of a female scalloped hammerhead shark in the Gulf of California. Animal Biotelemetry,2 (17): 1-9;
119. Cocherell, D.E., N.A. Fangue, A.P Klimley, and J.J. Cech, Jr. 2014. Temperature preferences of Hardhead Mylopharodon conocephalus and Rainbow Trout Oncorhynchus mykiss, in an annular chamber. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 97: 865-873; DOI 10.1007/s10641-013-0185-8; .
118. Hearn, A.R., E.D. Chapman, G.P. Singer, W.N Brostoff, P.E. LaCivita, and A.P. Klimley. 2014. Movements of out-migrating late-fall run Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) smolts through the San Francisco Bay Estuary. Environmental Biology of Fishes: 97: 851-863; DOI 10.1007/s10641-013-0184-9;
117. Miller, E.A., H.E. Froehlich, D. E. Cocherell, M.J. Thomas, J.J. Cech, Jr., A.P. Klimley, N.A. Fangue. 2014. Effects of acoustic tagging on juvenile green sturgeon incision healing, swimming performance, and growth. Environmental Biology of Fishes. 97; 647-658;DOI: 10.1007/s10641-013-0167-x; +Klimley


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